RAISE THE SAILS
Last weekend, the sailing team competed in regattas at Brown University and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. At Brown, Bowdoin finished sixth overall out of fifteen competing teams. Ellie Maus ’22, Meg Gonzalez ’23, Teagan Cunningham ’22, Lizzy Kaplan ’23, Holliss Hirsch ’25, Brooke Asherman ’23 and Sophie Brett ’25 raced for the Polar Bears. Bowdoin also placed seventh out of fourteen teams at the Coast Guard Academy, where Chris Lukens ’23, Tbo Antonietti ’24, Timmy Gee ’25, Thomas Hall ’25, Hattie Slayton ’23, Sam Bonauto ’25, Luly Louchheim ’25 and Jondall Norris ’25 all competed. These regattas wrapped up the team’s regular fall season, but Christine Reimer ’24 will compete at the Women’s Singlehanded National Championship at Old Dominion University in Virginia tomorrow.
Rebecca Vakarau ’25 scored two tries in the women’s rugby team’s (6–1; 4–0 NIRA) 26–19 loss to Vassar College (7–1) on Saturday. Vakarau out-maneuvered three defenders to put Bowdoin on the scoreboard seven minutes into the second half of the match. Her second try came twenty five minutes later following a 50-meter run down the field. Kyra Bishop ’26 also scored a try and led the team with 19 tackles. Ella Garnett ’23 contributed 13 tackles, and Evie Hamer ’26 added 12 of her own. The loss ended Bowdoin’s 17-match-long winning streak that dated back to October 2019. The Polar Bears will hit the pitch next against Castleton University (5–3; 3–3 NIRA) at Pickard Field on November 12.
The women’s volleyball team wrapped up its regular season last weekend with a senior night shutout against Johnson & Wales University (18–11) on Friday and a loss to Tufts University (18–5; 9–1 NESCAC) on Saturday. Against Johnson & Wales, outside hitters Jenna Robbins ’23 and Jaida Hodge-Adams ’23 led the team with eight kills each, and middle hitter Lauren Lange ’24 added seven of her own. Setter Ella Haugen ’23 earned 30 assists and libero Maya White ’25 had 13 digs. Hodge-Adams also led the team with nine kills against Tufts. Bowdoin earned the fifth seed in the NESCAC and will compete in the quarterfinals tonight against fourth-seeded Amherst College (13–6; 7–3 NESCAC) at Wesleyan University.
Jaida Hodge-Adams is a member of the Bowdoin Orient.